Vision & Values
Our vision has gradually sharpened and is best captured in this phrase:-
to transform hearts
in all generations
- We take seriously our call to make disciples.
- We do this for Christ’s glory.
- We expect that partnering with Jesus in this will lead to many others turning to Christ.
- We want to excel in discipling children, young people, students and adults of all ages and backgrounds.
- We are aiming to pass on a lasting and vibrant legacy to the next generation of the church in this nation.
Our prophetic hope as Grace Church was founded had three dimensions:-
- Be a church for the people of the city of Lincoln
- Have an influence into Lincolnshire county
- Make an overseas impact
This year’s Vision & Strategy Day set our course for realising these aims:
Sunday 24th January 2016 – Ric Tamisari and Jon Pape
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We’re part of a bigger family
Grace Church is part of the Catalyst Network within Newfrontiers. Newfrontiers is a worldwide family of over 850 churches across more than 40 nations, working together to see the Kingdom of God extended. Here in the UK, there are around 250 churches and church plants. Along with a desire to plant new churches, there is a clear aim to see ‘church’ restored to all that God intends the church to be. We believe that the good news of knowing God personally through Jesus Christ is a message that is as relevant today as when it was first announced. We need more churches, not fewer! We want to work alongside other churches in this great task and mission.
For more information about Newfrontiers please visit the Catalyst Network Website.
Values shape the specific expression of Christianity of any local church. Here at Grace Church Lincoln we seek to live out thoroughly biblical principles for church and community life.
These are commonly held across our whole family of churches. National church leaders have sought to capture the essence of this church movement in seventeen core values. You can watch video-clips of Terry Virgo, the Newfrontiers’ founding leader, discuss these values in interviews on the Terry Virgo site.
The Spirit-Filled Church: Terry Virgo’s new book “The Spirit Filled Church” (2011, Monarch Books) is an excellent summary of how biblical vision and values are being brought to life in real Spirit-filled church communities.